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Directors and Staff


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Dr. Paul W. Popiel
Director of Bands

Dr. Matthew O. Smith
Associate Director of Bands/Director, Marching Jayhawks

Sharon Toulouse
Assistant Director of Bands

Administrative Assistant
Leslie O’Neil

Graduate Teaching Assistants
Ben Cooper
Brooke Humfeld
Anthony Messina
Will Parmelee
Nick Waldron

Colorguard Instructor
Melissa Smith

Drumline Instructors
Brandon Graves
Remi Thornton

Drum Majors 2016
Tristan Bartley
Jamie Venzian
Andre Womack

Equipment Managers
Gracie Binter
Renee Huey
Jose Montoya
Braden Oliphant
Josh Patrick

Uniform Managers
Megan Bricks
Evan Fruhauf
Landon Fruhauf
Jamie Hartford
Marissa Haselhuhn
Kennedy Lee

Librarians
Allyssa DeJarnette
Peyton Kaercher
Rachel Gibbs
Chase Wallace

Kappa Kappa Psi President
Mariah Black

Tau Beta Sigma President
Tristan Bartley


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